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Jake Gyllenhaal to fight ISIS in upcoming movie

News Agencies | Updated on: 25 March 2017, 15:24 IST

The 'Anarchist' is coming! Jake Gyllenhaal is all set to star in a drama about an American who joins the fight against Islamic state in Syria, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

Gyllenhaal will be reteaming with 'Life' director Daniel Espinosa for this project, which is an adaptation of the Rolling Stone article, 'The Anarchist vs. ISIS'.

Espinosa is set to direct the film adaptation and will produce under his newly formed production banner BOZI alongside Ninestories' producers Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker.

'Thematically, we're often attracted to material about the search for identity, especially in a world where it's become easier to feel less and less connected. Seth's story is about people who abandon everything that's familiar as a means to connect in the most brutal of circumstances,' said Marker in a statement.

Written by Seth Harp, the Rolling Stone article tells the true story of a ragtag team of American volunteers, socialists and outcasts who are fighting alongside the Kurdish militia known as the YPG to beat ISIS in Syria and establish an anarchist collective amid the rubble of war.

On a related note, Jake Gyllenhaal can be currently seen in 'Life,' alongside Ryan Reynolds and Rebeacca Fergusson.


First published: 25 March 2017, 14:58 IST